Interview: Josh Chin on China’s Surveillance State

The CCP has become synonymous with surveillance. On an increasingly authoritarian trajectory, Xi Jinping has bet his and the Party’s longevity on its ability to not only neutralize challenges to authority but also anticipate...

ASPI: Inside China’s Nationwide DNA Collection Program

In 2017, experts began to warn that controversial DNA collection campaigns resembling ones targeting ethnic minorities in sensitive regions like Xinjiang and Tibet could be expected nationwide as Beijing expanded its use of...

Chinese Hearing Implant Takes Aim at Cochlear

Bloomberg Businessweek’s Bruce Einhorn and Natasha Khan report on Hangzhou Nurotron Biotechnology’s efforts to break a “virtual monopoly” on the $1 billion cochlear implant market and drastically undercut...

Shenzhen Genetics Firm Aims for Brighter Babies

‘China’s Bio-Google’ BGI-Shenzhen has attracted increasing attention in recent months, not least for its work with American psychologist Robert Plomin on tracing the genetic causes of exceptional intelligence....

CDT Money: Stimulus 2.0?

After the Chinese government stepped up public statements in support of a stimulus to aid its sputtering economy, analysts and investors are now left to speculate what form a potential fiscal package may take. State media,...

China Confirms $1.7 Trillion Spending Plan

Reuters reports confirmation of plans to inject $1.7 trillion dollars into key strategic sectors of China’s economy over the next five years. The confirmation of the huge sum of money showed Beijing’s ambition to...

China’s Counterfeiters Get Seedy

Michael Sata was elected President of Zambia after waging a campaign in support of workers’ rights and against abuses by Chinese companies operating in the country. Soon after taking office, Sata declared he would target...

Biotech Will Help China Reclaim Land, Grow Food – Andy Mukherjee

China is investing heavily in biotechnology, hoping to feed its growing population in the coming decades. From Bloomberg: Diversion of food crops to biofuels has finally caught the attention of policy makers in China. Even as the country seeks to use 10 million tons of bio- ethanol and 2 million tons of bio-diesel annually by […]

Beijing eyes biotech business – Jehangir S. Pocha

From the Boston Globe, via the San Francisco Chronicle: China, which catapulted into the top ranks of global manufacturing, is now aiming to turn itself into a biotechnology power. “There’s no reason the things that make China so powerful in manufacturing cannot apply to knowledge-driven industries,” said Kevin Chen, vice president of Bioduro Co. Ltd., […]

Scientist: biotechnology to account for 5 pct of China’s GDP in 2020

From People’s Daily: A leading Chinese life scientist estimated that the output of China’s biotechnology industry will hit two trillion yuan (250 billion U.S. dollars), or 5 percent of GDP, in 2020. China would enter the top five countries in the world in terms of biotechnology industry scale, Zhang Yaping/º†‰∫öÂπ≥Ôºå a member of the Chinese […]

Low cost spearheads China drive into biotech – Ben Hirschler

From Reuters: China aims to become a leading player in the fast-growing biotechnology sector by capitalising on research costs that are one fifth those of Europe or the United States, a top official said on Monday. In the past, the country’s drug industry has largely consisted of manufacturing cheap generics and producing traditional Chinese medicine. […]



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